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South Side -- A bazaar and food fair is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday at St. John the Baptist parish, 109 S. Seventh St.


Baldwin Borough -- The Pleasant Hills Rotary will hold its annual Harvest Festival starting at 6 p.m. Nov. 9 at Salvatore's Banquet Hall, 4001 Curry Road. There will be draft beer, music, a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle. Admission is $45. Call Joe Weiss at 412-913-7556. Proceeds benefit local charities, funding for college and vocational scholarships, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.


Bethel Park -- Christ United Methodist Church will hold its fifth annual Trunk or Treat and dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at Christ United Methodist Church, 44 Highland Road. Children of all ages are invited to dress in nonscary Halloween costumes, and parents will decorate trunks from which kids can receive treats. Cost for the dinner is $6 for adults and $3 for children ages 4 through 12. Children younger than 4 are admitted free. There is an $18 maximum per family. Reservations required: 412-835-6621.

Brentwood -- A Halloween party will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 26 at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 4048 Brownsville Road.


Dormont -- A farmers market is being held from 4 to 7 p.m. Mondays through Oct. 28 at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church parking lot, Alabama and West Liberty avenues.

Pleasant Hills -- Pleasant Hills Lions Club is holding a farmers market from 3:30 to 7 p.m. today and next Thursday in the parking lot of Pleasant Hills Community Presbyterian Church, 199 Old Clairton Road.


Scott -- The South Hills Women's Club will hold its monthly general meeting at 8 p.m. Monday at Vanadium Woods, 50 Vanadium Road. Attendees will learn about wigs and wearing hair pieces for fun, fashion or convenience. More information: 412-276-2473.


Mt. Lebanon -- The Historical Society of Mount Lebanon is offering a 90-minute tour of Mt. Lebanon Cemetery at 1 p.m. Oct. 26. Meet at the cemetery's front gate on Washington Road. Cost: $5 for historical society members, $10 for nonmembers. Registration required: or 412-418-9348.

North Franklin -- The Chartiers Creek Watershed Association will hold a Fall Wetlands Walk from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday starting in the parking lot next to the North Franklin Township Fire Company, 565 Sylvan Drive. The walk will be led by Jason Kilgore, a biology professor at Washington & Jefferson College. RSVP: Beth Kahkonen at 724-503-4785 or

Nottingham -- The Washington County Department of Parks and Recreation will offer 50-minute group hayrides, accommodating 25 people an hour, on Fridays and Saturdays in October in Mingo Creek County Park. Hayrides will be offered from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and Oct. 18 and 25; 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday; and 1 to 8 p.m. Oct. 19 and 26. Cost: $50 per hayride. To reserve a time: 724-228-6867.


Jefferson Hills -- TJ Arts will present its fourth annual Sweet Sweet Jazz Festival featuring performances by students and alumni at 7 p.m. Sunday at the auditorium in Thomas Jefferson High School, 310 Old Clairton Road. Tony Mowod, president and founder of the Pittsburgh Jazz Society, will host the event. Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased at, by calling 412-655-0747 or at the door. Proceeds benefit arts enrichment programs at West Jefferson Hills schools.


Baldwin Borough -- The Baldwin Library Fall Book Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 5, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 6-7, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 8 and 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 9, with a special preview night from 4 to 8 p.m. Nov. 4. Admission is $10. Sale events take place in the Wallace Building at 41 Macek Drive.

South Park -- The Friends of South Park Township Library will hold the annual fall book sale from 6 to 8 p.m. next Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 18 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 19 at the South Park Township Community Center Building, 2575 Brownsville Road. Items for sale include hardback and paperback books for adults and children, albums, tapes, CDs, DVDs, video games, toys, puzzles and stuffed animals. All proceeds will benefit the library.


Bethel Park -- A support group for those searching for jobs in a difficult economy will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at South Hills Assembly, 2725 Bethel Church Road. More information: 412-835-8900 or

Whitehall --The Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God will hold a free Ladies Night Out Fall Vendor Show and Apple Pie Social at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Motherhouse, 3603 McRoberts Road. Women can shop from vendors selling items such as crafts, jewelry, home accessories, clothing and decor. Space is limited, and reservations are requested: 412-885-7232 or The apple pie social will begin at 7 p.m., with a homemade slice of pie and a beverage for $3. Whole pies -- including traditional apple, apple-blueberry, apple-cranberry and apple-rhubarb -- are available for pre-order.


Bethel Park -- Scott Shalaway, a biologist, naturalist, nature writer and radio personality, will speak at a lunch program that begins at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 19 at Christ United Methodist Church, 44 Highland Road. Cost is $12. Make reservations by calling 412-833-1262.

Mt. Lebanon -- Rabbi David Nesenoff, a filmmaker, songwriter and blogger, will give talks at 7 p.m. Friday and at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Chabad of the South Hills, 1701 McFarland Road. More information: 412-344-2424.

Peters -- The Peters Township Public Library GO Green Club will host Richard Rothhaar of Conservation Consultants Inc. to discuss "Energy Audits: The Path to a Safe, Healthy and Comfortable Home," at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the library, 616 E. McMurray Road. Everyone attending will receive a $25 discount toward an ENERGY STAR audit and a CFL light bulb. Register: or 724-941-9430.

Pleasant Hills -- At the October meeting of the Retired Men's Luncheon Group, Doug Harbach, communications director for the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, will discuss "Legalized Gambling in Pennsylvania" and its effect on senior citizens at noon next Thursday in the Fellowship Hall of the Pleasant Hills Community Presbyterian Church, located at the corner of Old Clairton Road and Audrey Drive. Cost for the lunch is $7. Call by Friday to be included in the lunch hour: 412-655-2000.

Scott -- Lawrence Sutton, author of "How to Welcome, Include and Catechize Children with Development Disabilities" will host a book presentation and signing from 7:30 to 9 p.m. next Thursday at Our Lady of Grace Church, located at 310 Kane Blvd. His book will be available for purchase.

Whitehall -- Cemetery Tales, a program about Pittsburgh's buried art and history, will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Whitehall Public Library, 100 Borough Park Drive. The program, presented by the Frick Art and Historical Society, is free and will show the art and design of tombstones and memorials and the Pittsburghers they commemorate. Registration required: or 412-882-6622.

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Send event details with a daytime phone number to Kaitlynn Riely, c/o Southscape, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 34 Blvd of the Allies, Pittsburgh 15222 or email her at All material must be received two weeks before publication date. First Published October 9, 2013 8:00 PM


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